Drug Possession Crimes in Illinois

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Drug crimes are prosecuted severely in the state of Illinois, making it crucial that you obtain legal counsel right away if you are facing possession charges. At Ahmad Law Firm, we put our years of insight and practice to work for our clients, no matter how small or serious the offense may be.

Our Chicago drug crimes attorney knows how difficult and confusing this time can be, which is why we are here to aggressively advocate on your behalf. He knows how the other side is thinking and can use his experience as former prosecutor to find holes in the prosecution's case and build a strategic defense. Be sure to call on us today if you have been accused of possession!

What type of penalties am I facing?

Possession can carry serious penalties, especially if there is a drug like marijuana or cocaine involved. The more you understand about your charges, the better you will be able to defend yourself in court. Our firm can carefully review your case and walk you through the consequences you are up against.

Most likely, you will be facing the following for drug possession charges:

  • Probation
  • Jail or prison time
  • Loss of property
  • Mandatory drug treatment programs
  • Fines

If there were aggravating factors involved in your case, such as possession near a school or childcare facility, you could facing more severe repercussions. Regardless of the circumstances, make sure you call on a seasoned drug crimes lawyer to take on your case.

Defenses to Possession Charges

There are several defenses you can use to combat your drug possession charges. When you come to Ahmad Law Firm, we will work closely with you to understand your side of the story and help you build an effective defense.

Some of the following may be used in your case depending on the circumstances:

  • You were not aware of the drugs in your possession
  • You did not know the drugs in your possession were illegal
  • You did not exercise possession of the drugs, so therefore cannot be charged
  • An officer performed an illegal search and seizure or violated your rights in some way

For example, say a friend borrowed your car and left marijuana in your dashboard without you knowing it. An officer may pull you over for a minor infraction and when you reach over to get your paperwork out of the dash, the marijuana falls out. The officer would immediately assume it is yours, charging you with drug possession. Instances like these require dedicated defense and experienced counsel. That is where our firm comes in!


Schedule a free consultation with our Arlington Heights drug crime lawyer today to fight your possession charges.